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Around the world, governments work from an operating manual drawn straight from Henry Ford's car factories of the 1920s.
by Vern Hughes - 20/09/2017 - 17 comments
'I, as Minister, must accept full responsibility for any mistakes and inefficiency of officials of my department, just as, when my officials bring off any success on my behalf, I take full credit for them.'
by Russell Grenning - 7/09/2017 - 9 comments
The expectation that the elected members of a party toe their party line is the complete antithesis of democracy.
by Peter Bowden - 6/09/2017 - 10 comments
Yes, Bill has a republic you just canít pass up, except you have no idea what it looks like, what itíll do and how itíll operate.
by Stephen Cable - 15/08/2017 - 12 comments
Reflections of a survivor of the 60s: how has Australia changed in this half century, and are we now a more ethical society?
by Noel Preston - 9/08/2017 - 9 comments
Trumpís electoral success and ongoing shenanigans proves beyond doubt the failure of contemporary democracy - so hereís a possible alternative.
Clearly, it is long overdue to reform Australian politics and voters are now in a mood to take a huge hit at a complacent Establishment which is serving us badly.
by Everald Compton - 27/07/2017 - 12 comments
I think we are seeing a slow shift to something with which Europeans are more familiar than Australians, a more-or-less stable multi-party system.
by Don Aitkin - 20/07/2017 - 11 comments
What amazes me is, whenever theyíre not pointing fingers and directing bile at each other, their policies are often the same.
by David Leyonhjelm - 3/07/2017 - 31 comments
This article puts forward a simple thesis. The expectation that the elected members of a party toe their party line is the complete antithesis of democracy.
by Peter Bowden - 30/06/2017 - 9 comments
The most intriguing aspect is the inability of insiders to provide a coherent account of what is actually going on. How did Donald Trump, you know, happen?
by Mark Christensen - 23/06/2017 - 20 comments
Labor and Liberal are both to blame. Well might Australians say, 'a plague on both your houses'.
by Peter West - 19/06/2017 - 11 comments

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